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Charter school leaders ask for more money in 'roll forward' vote; OPSB position uncertain
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Nov 12, 8:11 AM: More than 100 charter school leaders have petitioned the Orleans Parish School Board to "roll forward" the board's property tax rates, a move that would increase school funding by millions of dollars a year at the expense of >
InspireNOLA to take over Capdau school in 2020; only charter to apply after New Beginnings shut down
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Nov 1, 7:05 AM: InspireNOLA, one of the largest charter school operators in New Orleans, is likely to take over Pierre A. Capdau Elementary School next year after being the only organization to apply for the job, officials said this week.
Edwards, Rispone not in tune on education
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Oct 31, 5:57 AM: The charges and countercharges that have dominated the Louisiana gubernatorial contest have made it difficult for voters to determine where the truth really lies. However, that isn't the case when it comes to the state's education >
New study outlines why New Orleans teachers leave, and provides a plan to get them to stay
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Oct 28, 6:36 AM: Hundreds of teachers leave New Orleans public schools each year, forcing officials to scramble for replacements and creating what one educator calls a "talent crisis.
Wide gulf between John Bel Edwards, Eddie Rispone on how to improve public schools, help teachers
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Oct 28, 6:23 AM: Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger Eddie Rispone are at odds on key public school issues, including what the next teacher pay raise should look like.
Many parents are confused about how public education now works in New Orleans, report says
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Oct 28, 5:00 AM: The report also found that nearly half of public school parents surveyed think the local school system has neither improved nor gotten worse since charter schools came on the scene.
Governor calls Rispone 'godfather' of troubled voucher program
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Oct 23, 5:20 AM: Gov. John Bel Edwards says Republican rival Eddie Rispone was the "godfather" behind the statewide expansion of a controversial program that provides state aid for some students to attend private schools.
BESE committee declines Monroe charter school application
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Oct 16, 5:53 AM: The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's School Innovation and Turnaround Committee voted Tuesday to decline an application to create a new charter school in Monroe.
Push to overhaul public schools likely to continue after near sweep for business-backed BESE candidates
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Oct 15, 5:56 AM: Business-backed candidates won six of seven contested seats for Louisiana's top school board, which means the push to overhaul public schools will likely continue for another four years.
LDOE to BESE: Monroe charter school application shouldn't be approved
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Oct 15, 5:43 AM: A Monroe charter school will go before the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's School Innovation and Turnaround Committee at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Report: State has third highest slice of charter school students in U.S.
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Oct 7, 7:24 AM: Louisiana has the third highest percentage of students attending charter schools in the U. S., according to the Council for a Better Louisiana.
French immersion charter school approved for Sunset
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Oct 7, 6:52 AM: District school officials and representatives for the Academie Franco-louisianaise de Sunset have for several years negotiated contract details that include attendance limitations, curriculum and transportation in order that the >
KIPP approaching limit on how many students a charter school operator can enroll
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Sep 26, 5:55 AM: It’s no secret KIPP New Orleans Schools enrolls a significant portion of the city’s public school students. The charter school network currently manages seven schools at eight campuses. And with the addition of John F. Kennedy High >
Opinion: Why My Children and I Love Andrew H. Wilson Charter School
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Sep 24, 7:03 AM: Trinity, Travis, and Treydon all attend Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in Broadmoor. I am so grateful for Wilson because it quenches my children’s thirst for knowledge, and then pushes them to know even more. If your kid is moving >
Charter group may lose Coghill school, six other charters face renewal
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Sep 19, 5:24 AM: The NOLA Public Schools district this week warned Mary D. Coghill Charter School parents in a letter that the Better Choice Foundation — the nonprofit that has run Mary D. Coghill Charter School since 2013 — may not get a renewal on >
Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans
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Sep 11, 5:06 AM: In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. According to district officials, Medard H. Nelson Charter School did not uphold its end of the bargain. The school earned an F from the state >
Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans
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Sep 11, 5:06 AM: In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. According to district officials, Medard H. Nelson Charter School did not uphold its end of the bargain. The school earned an F from the state >
Charter schools fuel local enrollment growth in East Baton Rouge, traditional high school slip
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Sep 4, 5:32 AM: After bottoming out in the wake of the August 2016 floods, overall enrollment in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools has rebounded. But new students are largely headed to district-sponsored charter schools, including four that >
Charter Schools In New Orleans That Underperform Will Be Closed
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Sep 3, 7:26 AM: New Orleans began its journey to becoming an all-charter school district in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina. The schools have a mandate: perform and meet standards, or risk getting shut down.
Red River Charter Academy opens new chapter in public school history
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Aug 28, 7:05 AM: The buses were on time, the classrooms were ready and the teachers and students were excited to begin a new chapter in Avoyelles Parish public education this past Tuesday. It was the first day of school for Red River Charter >

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